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    Which OS would be best for my iMac G4

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    Which OS would be best for my iMac G4
    Hello, friends!

    I recently bought an iMac G4 from eBay and I was wondering which OS would be best for the machine (Tiger or Leopard). It's not going to be used as a main computer, I only got it for nostalgic reasons. I guess what I would like to accomplish with this iMac is minimum internet browsing, the typical e-mail checking, YouTube and perhaps a little social media such as FaceBook.

    The machine currently has Tiger installed.

    Also, would Google Chrome even be possible to install?

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    Which OS would be best for my iMac G4
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    Tiger is fine for that G4

    Chrome wont run as far as I know, but tenfourfox creates up to date builds of a Firefox based browser for G4s

    http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/
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    Which OS would be best for my iMac G4
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    What is the speed of the CPU? If it's over 867 Mhz Leopard will run but if not, stick with Tiger. Tiger is probably your best bet like Louishen said.

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    Which OS would be best for my iMac G4

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    Thank you for that website, it is most usefull!

    The speed of the CPU is at 700Mhz, I think I'm going to stick with Tiger.

    Thanks friends, y'all are great!

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    Which OS would be best for my iMac G4
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    Makes not much difference - Tiger is as far as you can go with a 700MHz processor natively.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Which OS would be best for my iMac G4
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    Tiger is really great, just make sure that a PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processoris running at 300 MHz or faster

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